UCL Careers


Global Internships

As part of a national campaign, UCL has pledged to increase the number of students studying or working overseas. Global internships are part of this UCL ongoing initiative with the aims to encourage students to gain working experience abroad and to boost global employability through undertaking an international internship during their time at university.

Why intern abroad?

Discover how an internship overseas can develop your skills and career prospects.

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Finding a global internship

Whether it’s through UCL Careers, your own network or a third party, this section will advise you on how to find an internship.

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Find out about how to access UCL Careers sourced opportunities outside of the UK - some will be exclusive to UCL students.

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Information about funding available for students undertaking an international internship.

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Prepare to go

From passports to culture shock, read up on our resources to help prepare for your overseas internship. 

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Get inspired by blogs, vlogs, and photos from past participants of the Global Internships Programme!

What's next?

If you are planning to undertake an internship outside of the UK but aren't a participant of the programme in one of the above three ways, you can still benefit from the information on these pages and by enrolling on to the free Global Internships Moodle course. They will help you with finding your own international internship and preparing for the experience of working overseas. You can also use the moodle space to share your internship experience with others.

 Global Internships Moodle Course

For general internships advice, take a look at our Information about Internships and Placements page.

Contact us on globalinternships@ucl.ac.uk if you have any questions about global internships.